Tracey Emin’s work encompasses painting, drawing, photography, video, sculpture, and printmaking. The artist frequently employs autobiographical details in audacious conceptual works that often evoke an unexpected tenderness. Emin was a member of the Young British Artists, an infamous cohort of artists that frequently exhibited together in the 1990s.


Tracey Emin was born in 1963 in London, UK. The artist received an MA from the Royal College of Art in London, UK and a BFA from Maidstone College of Art in the UK.

Solo exhibitions of Emin’s work have taken place at: LoveArt in Sydney, Australia; Hufkens in Brussels, Belgium; Carolina Nitsch in New York City; the Tate Britain in London, UK; the Leopold Museum in Vienna, Austria; White Cube in Hong Kong, China; Lehman Maupin in New York City; and the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami, Florida; among others.

Group exhibitions of Emin’s work have take place at: Turner Contemporary in Margate, UK; Stadtgalerie Saarbruecken in Germany; Herkimer Place in New York City; Mazzoleni Art in London, UK; Pallant House Gallery in Chichester, UK; Arts Council Collection at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in the UK; Historic Dockyard in Chatham, UK; Protestant Church in St. Moritz, Switzerland; the Neuberger Museum of Art in Purchase, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City; the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, Japan; and Harbour Arts Sculpture Park in Hong Kong, China; among others.

Emin’s works are held in the collections of: MoMA in New York City; the Tate Gallery in London, UK; and the Goetz Collection in Munich, Germany; among others.

In 1997, Emin won the International Award for Video Art. In 2021, Emin won the Jury Prize at the Cairo Biennale in Egypt. The artist holds an honorary doctorate at the Royal College of Art. The artist is a Doctor of Letters at the University of Kent and a Doctor of Philosophy at the London Metropolitan University.

Emin lives and works in London, UK.